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The Battleship Island

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  • Swiss Premiere
  • Fiction
  • South Korea
  • 2017 | 132 min. | DCP | Colour
  • Language : Korean | Japanese
  • Subtitles : Français
Cast & Crew
Bang Leo
Kim Su-an
Lee Jung-hyun
Joong-Ki Song Joong-Ki
So Ji-seob
Hwang Jung-min
Kang Hye-jeong
Production Company
Filmmaker R&K
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Metropolitan Filmexporte
Virginie Palugan
Ryoo Seung-wan
South Korea, 1973
    1998 Dachimawa lee (short, first of 14 films)
2000 Die Bad
2002 No Blood No Tears
2004 Arahan (selected at NIFF)
2005 Crying Fist
2006 The City of Violence
2008 Gangnam Spy
2010 The Unjust
2013 The Berlin File
2015 Veteran

Based on a real-life mass escape, The Battleship Island is certainly the most impressive South Korean film of last year. The film depicts 400 Koreans – men, women and children – escaping from an island prison where the occupying Japanese regime is exploiting them in the 1940s. Ticket sales for this political escape film represented 37% of all ticket sales in South Korea in 2017!

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Conception: Asphalte Design - Développement: Bluesystem